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Machine Learning for Finance

By : Jannes Klaas
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Machine Learning for Finance

By: Jannes Klaas

Overview of this book

Machine Learning for Finance explores new advances in machine learning and shows how they can be applied across the financial sector, including insurance, transactions, and lending. This book explains the concepts and algorithms behind the main machine learning techniques and provides example Python code for implementing the models yourself. The book is based on Jannes Klaas’ experience of running machine learning training courses for financial professionals. Rather than providing ready-made financial algorithms, the book focuses on advanced machine learning concepts and ideas that can be applied in a wide variety of ways. The book systematically explains how machine learning works on structured data, text, images, and time series. You'll cover generative adversarial learning, reinforcement learning, debugging, and launching machine learning products. Later chapters will discuss how to fight bias in machine learning. The book ends with an exploration of Bayesian inference and probabilistic programming.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Machine Learning for Finance
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In this chapter, we have taken a structured data problem from raw data to strong and reliable predictive models. We have learned about heuristic, feature engineering, and E2E modeling. We have also seen the value of clear evaluation metrics and baselines.

In the next chapter, we will look into a field where deep learning truly shines, computer vision. Here, we will discover the computer vision pipeline, from working with simple models to very deep networks augmented with powerful preprocessing software. The ability to "see" empowers computers to enter completely new domains.